R&M to launch Netscale in Middle East
R&M will conduct the Middle East launch of Netscale, a high-density fiber cable management solution that features integrated intelligent infrastructure management functionality. Designed as an ultra-high density platform that utilises the smallest diameter uniboot patch cord for minimal cabling bulk, this solution boasts up to 67% higher density than its competitors and promises to eliminate a host of cable management problems that plague data centres today.
The rapid growth in the volume of data being stored and managed in datacentres in recent years has raised a clear need to realise maximum port density in the smallest space possible. However, increasing density often results in unmanageable cabling, which makes moves, adds and changes, cable tracking and fault-finding impossible.
Currently available high-density fiber solutions for datacentres generally offer up to 72 LC duplex ports per rack unit and pose great difficulties for management. Thanks to R&MinteliPhy technology, Netscale delivers a density of up to 80 RFID-monitored LC duplex or MTP ports, and even 120 standard LC duplex or MTP ports per rack unit. The innovative rear-cabling manager makes it truly easy to manage connections, alleviating risk during MACs and migrations. Modular components and enhanced network scalability makes it possible to accommodate the unique infrastructure requirements of each data centre.
In most edge datacentre cases, Netscale’s density makes it possible to consolidate all servers of the PoP into a 1U housing, leaving more space for switching, routing gear. The high density makes it possible for colocation providers to minimise meet-me-room footprint thereby freeing up space for more racks and switches. While the typical 10 to 15 cm draw-out-length of trays places stress on patch cords, Netscale’s industry minimum of 5.5 cm and its innovative approach to slack-management mitigate cabling damage and thus reduces the risk of downtime.
R&MinteliPhy automates the tracking of network cabling, thereby ensuring the data integrity of the documentation. This automated infrastructure management solution can be retrofitted on Netscale which allows customers to gradually extend the features and functionality of their investment while managing costs. With the Netscale patch cord, the solution also features R&M’s new LC quick release connector in combination with the smallest available diameter uniboot patch cord and cable access from the rear and front.
“Netscale is the next generation fibre optic solution, based on the quality and reliability for which the R&M brand is renowned,” said Dr Thomas Wellinger, Market Manager Data Centre, R&M. “Its combination of market leading features saves considerable amounts of costly space at large companies in the financial, pharma, colocation and telecom segments as well as edge data centres. In addition, the solution offers a lower cost per port than existing platforms, and provides a flexible upgrade path to accommodate needs for many years to come.”
“As an innovative company with challenging datacentre projects, we are dependent on scalable fibre solutions that can be deployed in confined spaces. We have beta tested Netscale because it supports us in the fully automated operation of our cloud”, said Dr Marius Feldmann, COO, Cloud&Heat.
R&M develops passive cabling solutions for communication networks and is a producer of copper and fiber-optic solutions. The company has set up its own sales organisations in 30 countries and these are streamlined into eight sales regions. Around two thirds of R&M’s sales revenue is generated abroad. In 2014 sales reached around CHF 211 million. More than 5% of sales revenue is invested in research and development every year.
The company is wholly owned by the Reichle family and is managed as an independent family business.